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What can I do for my stress without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my stress without going to a doctor?

A variety of things: There are several things you can do to help you manage stress, but if your symptoms remain very problematic, you should still see your doctor. Here are some "tools" you can do on your own: meditation/prayer, yoga, exercise, massage, writing in a journal, breathing exercises, talking with a good friend or family member, identifying and dealing with the underlying cause(s). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What can I do for my obesity without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my obesity without going to a doctor?

Work hard: Losing weight is a major challenge. You can limit your calories (all diets do this despite variations -the problem is sticking to them), increase your exercise - join a gym, walk 3-6 miles per day, walk up stairs instead of using elevators. Dietary alteration including elimination of high caloric stuff (don't buy them so they are not handy in your kitchen). Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for my hyperlipidemia without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my hyperlipidemia without going to a doctor?

Hyperlipidemia: You can change your lifestyle.Eat low cholesterol diet, loose wight if you are obese, exercise regularly.That may or may not bring youe LDL down.It depends on how high the total cholesterol is, ldl, hdl, and triglyceride level. ...Read more

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What can I do for my constipation without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my constipation without going to a doctor?

Stool softeners: Occasional constipation can be managed at home with stool softeners, such as docusate and polyethylene glycol 3350. A stimulant laxative, such as senna or bisacodyl, can be added if the stool softener alone is not effective, but should not be taken continuously without physician supervision. If you only have a bowel movement after taking a stimulant laxative, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for my dizziness without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my dizziness without going to a doctor?

Need to Find Cause: If your dizziness persists, it is important to find the underlying cause. I'm afraid the best way to do this would be to seek the assistance of a physician to track down the problem. Dizziness can result from an inner ear problem, dehydration or more serious problems with your blood circulation. If rest and plenty of clear fluids don't resolve the problem, it's best to pay a visit to your doc. ...Read more

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What can I do for my back trauma without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my back trauma without going to a doctor?

Back trauma: If it recent and of a mild incident some soreness--just rest, ice, and otc pain meds, like ibuprofen---if you can this type of med. Otherwise, trauma indicates to me that you should be seen by a medical professional soon. Was it due to an auto accident, fall at home, exercise, abuse? If your pain is increasing, you have numbness, tingling, or loss of body functions; you must seek medical help. ...Read more

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What can I do for my amenorrhea without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my amenorrhea without going to a doctor?

See your doctor: I know that's not the answer you're looking for, but you need to find the cause of the amenorrhea. There is a wide range of options and it is in your best interest to find the cause and treat it if necessary. Keep yourself healthy! ...Read more

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What can I do for my chills without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my chills without going to a doctor?

Pray: Chills usually indicate an infection. The right antibiotic depends on the cause and origin of the infection. If you do not get antibiotics, you might be able to overcome it, but more likely you will get much sicker. ...Read more

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What can I do for my vaginitis without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my vaginitis without going to a doctor?

Can try otc: If you have vaginal irritation or discharge, you can try over the counter (otc) treatments for yeast infection, if they do not take care of the problem in a few days, then see your gyve. ...Read more

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What can I do for my concussion without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my concussion without going to a doctor?

I am not sure?: How did diagnose you that you have concussion? Did you diagnose your self? What if you have brain damage? What if have subdural hematoma, i think you should see the doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for my cellulitis without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my cellulitis without going to a doctor?

Cellulitis?: Cellulitis-infection of the skin of a bacterial origin. It is usually warm tender, red, expanding region of the body surface; it can be accompanied by a fever, pain. You must see a medical professional, if new&very mild an immediate appt. If unsure-go to the er. This is especially true if you are immune deficient-diabetic, poor circulation, elderly. Blood clots could also be a dx-med emergency. ...Read more

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What can I do for my emphysema without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my emphysema without going to a doctor?

Quit smoking...: The best thing you can do to prevent further lung damage and allow your lungs to heal over time is to quit smoking. Your doctor can help you quit smoking and can offer other treatments as well. Testing can be done to determine how bad your emphysema is as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do for my schizophrenia without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my schizophrenia without going to a doctor?

Doctor Required.: Schizophrenia is a treatable psychiatric condition. Treatment options include medications, various psychotherapies, and psychosocial interventions. These therapies require coordination by a psychiatrist. Just as you wouldn't try to run an automobile without the assistance of a mechanic, it is important to connect with a doctor familiar with this disorder and one whom you can trust. ...Read more

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What can I do for my prostatitis without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my prostatitis without going to a doctor?

Go to the doctor: What is the deal on this run of questions trying to avoid the doctor. Diagnosis and treament is what we do. Prostatitis may not just be prostatitis. How do you know that is what is bothering you. Is it infectious? Is it prostate cancer ? Is it a urinary tract infection. Go to the doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for my altitude illness without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my altitude illness without going to a doctor?

Safe descent: The best treatment for altitude illness or altitude sickness is to decrease one's elevation by at least 1000 ft (quickly and safely.) if symptoms do not improve, one needs to descend another 1000 ft. If one has symptoms of hace (high altitude cerebral edema) or hape (high altitude pulmonary edema) contact search and rescue and arrange for emergent air evacuation. ...Read more

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What can I do for my ankle pain without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my ankle pain without going to a doctor?

Rest, ice elevation: If your ankle pain is from a mild sprain and you are sure it is from nothing else, you can rest the joint, put ice on it for swelling and elevate the leg. If you are unsure about the cause you need to rule out breaks, tumors and ischemia. In those cases see your er doctor or an orthopod. ...Read more

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What can I do for my skin abscess without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my skin abscess without going to a doctor?

Nothing: Abscesses need to be opened, drained and likely followed up with antibiotics all of which should be directed by your doctor. I would not recommend home lancing of an abscess. ...Read more

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What can I do for my autoimmune conditions without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my autoimmune conditions without going to a doctor?

Go to a doc: These are complicated condition for which ther are. Effective disease altering treatments non treatment carries risk of serious preventable problems care must be individualized. ...Read more